8 Fun and Festive Summer Cocktails

These fruity drinks, from margaritas to sangria, will keep you cool and refreshed on hot summer days.

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Blue Lagoon Margaritas

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The longest, hottest days of summer are upon us--so it's time to get out those ice cubes. Follow these eight icy-cool cocktail recipes to relax, refresh and revel in the summer heat. First up, a classic margarita that packs a punch with blue curacao: Get the Blue Lagoon Margarita recipe here »

Sunny Orange Lemonade

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Nothing says summer quite like a glass of cold lemonade. >Get the non-alcoholic Sunny Orange Lemonade recipe here »

Raspberry Iced Tea

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Serve this make-ahead sweet drink to an entire party of guests, young or old. >Get the non-alcoholic Raspberry Iced Tea recipe here »

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Passion Fruit Hurricanes

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Two kinds of rum are the showstoppers in this New Orleans favorite. >Get the Passion Fruit Hurricane drink recipe here »

White Sangria

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Frozen fruit slices and white wine come together in one easy-to-make light drink. Get the White Sangria recipe here »

Spiked Lemonade

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Kick lemonade up a notch with a splash of rum. Get the Spiked Lemonade recipe here »

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Strawberry Daiquiri

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All you need are four simple ingredients for this sweet frozen drink. Get the Strawberry Daiquiri recipe here »

Brandy Slush

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When would brandy and tea ever mix well? In this citrus slush cocktail, of course. Get the Brandy Slush recipe here »

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